Former NFL star Michael Vick lands new job at athlete management company
Michael Vick returns to football to work for athlete management company Levels Sports Group as Sports Development Manager, the company announced Tuesday. Vick will play a role in growing the company’s name, image and likeness (NIL) business.
The former NFL quarterback will work with various high-profile prospects sponsored by Level Sports Group, including five-star quarterback Malachi Nelson and four-star receiver Makai Lemon, both of whom have signed up with USC . Additionally, Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei joins the company.
“I couldn’t be more excited to partner with Levels and work with the talented athletes on their roster,” Vick said in a statement, via Walk3. “As someone who has had success at the highest level of football, I look forward to mentoring guys like DJ, Malachi and Makai, and helping them get to where they want their football and professional careers to go. go.”
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Vick played college football at Virginia Tech from 1998-2000 before becoming the first overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft, selected by the Falcons. Even though NIL didn’t exist during his college career, the former quarterback was excited to help young players navigate the new college sports landscape.
“We have recently seen NIL’s limitless opportunities for young athletes in the college and high school athlete space,” Levels co-founder Justin Giangrande said in a statement. “It was clear to me that Mike wanted to share his knowledge and experience with our talents, as our goal is to help them navigate this ever-changing space properly. Mike wants to ensure our athletes are making the best business decisions right now. while setting them up for long-term success.
Vick last played in the NFL in 2015 as a backup quarterback for the Steelers. The first six years of his career were spent in Atlanta before he was suspended for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. He spent two years in prison for his involvement in an illegal dogfighting business. He returned to the league with the Eagles in 2009, winning the league’s Returning Player of the Year award a year later.
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